How to dress up your table so you can do your best to live up to it. So much more fun than the other way around. Some little silver trinkets made in Paris by French firm Paul Canaux Et Cie, all of these dating to around 1900.

Sugar or jam bowl. ca. 1890-1900. Egyptian Revival. Cobalt blue Baccarat crystal with sterling silver mounts. The cover having a laurel wreath grip. Makers marks: Minerva 1st title and punch of goldsmith of Paul Canaux et Cie. Image © GSLR Antiques and proantic. Fair use license. via
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Bonbon service set, comprising, from left to right, a bonbons or candy spoon, sugar tongs, candied fruit fork, and strawberry spoon. The pieces being etched with a beautiful Rocaille floral scroll and seashell design. ca. 1900. Sterling silver and vermeil with the tines and spoon bowl covered in gold. Hallmark for Minerva 1-1st title – 1838 -1911 – Paris. Maker’s marks: ‘Maître Orfèvre’ Paul CANAUX & Cie. It shows a P and a C followed by cie, with an Anvil underneath. Image © 2020 SILVER ART BY D & R. Fair use license. via
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Cruet set comprised of a silver mustard pot and three silver salt cellars, the silver with designs of roses, palm foliage, and grapes. 1892-1911. Sterling silver with cobalt blue glass liners. Image © Robert Massart 2010 and the Association of small collectors of antique silver – ASCAS. Fair use license. via

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